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Old 06-26-2012, 08:37 AM
 
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JPD is spot on...going north from Lindbergh, the only stop in DeKalb is the Dunwoody station...
Interesting, guess they all just hug the line...I've lived in that area for years and associate the Perimeter area as mostly Dekalb, which it is, just not west the Ptree Dunwoody corridor I guess. Regardless, MARTA's trains are in plenty of spots where economic windfalls are probably never going to happen.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:01 AM
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Interesting, guess they all just hug the line...I've lived in that area for years and associate the Perimeter area as mostly Dekalb, which it is, just not west the Ptree Dunwoody corridor I guess. Regardless, MARTA's trains are in plenty of spots where economic windfalls are probably never going to happen.
MARTA's reason for existing is not to provide economic windfalls. I'm not clear on what your point is. MARTA is not just in Dekalb county.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:02 AM
 
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Interesting, guess they all just hug the line...I've lived in that area for years and associate the Perimeter area as mostly Dekalb, which it is, just not west the Ptree Dunwoody corridor I guess. Regardless, MARTA's trains are in plenty of spots where economic windfalls are probably never going to happen.

Yes, the Perimeter Center area is interesting. The mall falls in DeKalb, as well as many other office areas. But I read somewhere that more of the Perimeter Center businesses/offices/etc. are actually on the Fulton side.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:06 AM
 
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Yes, the Perimeter Center area is interesting. The mall falls in DeKalb, as well as many other office areas. But I read somewhere that more of the Perimeter Center businesses/offices/etc. are actually on the Fulton side.
Correct. Around 60% in S.S, 40% Dekalb (mostly in Dunwoody, with the expcetion of Perimeter Summit which is in unincorporated Dekalb),
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:35 PM
 
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Maybe so and maybe not.

All I'm saying is that the state didn't really do many of the areas below I-20 within the I-285 perimeter any justice for a long time since the 1960s...and that was when Georgia was a majority Democratic stronghold. The "I hate Atlanta" bandwagon always had a high occupancy rate regardless of which political party happens to be utilizing the seats at the time.

Parochialistic politics have way too strong a hold on Georgia, and as long as that phenomena is the case, then the likelihood of economic windfalls happening ANYWHERE in Georgia outside of the concentrated wealthy strongholds are slim to none...let alone in the neighborhoods and towns near many of MARTA's train stations.

Oh well, I guess...

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Interesting, guess they all just hug the line...I've lived in that area for years and associate the Perimeter area as mostly Dekalb, which it is, just not west the Ptree Dunwoody corridor I guess. Regardless, MARTA's trains are in plenty of spots where economic windfalls are probably never going to happen.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:45 PM
 
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Just for the record guys, I'm not arguing that the sole reason for a MARTA station/rail line is to create an economic windfall. All I'm saying is that companies may see a typical municipality's heighten attentiveness to its infrastructure issues as one of many positive reasons to want to locate/relocate to that area to start up or continue its business.

It certainly wouldn't hurt the collective image of Lithonia, Stonecrest Mall, and the areas surrounding them if proper attention was paid to it's transportation issues amongst other considerations. What's good for Sandy Springs and Dunwoody should be good for everyone else.

That's all I'm saying.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:25 AM
 
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JPD is spot on...going north from Lindbergh, the only stop in DeKalb is the Dunwoody station...
Doraville station and Chamblee station.
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:52 AM
 
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Doraville station and Chamblee station.
Um, I said going north from Lindbergh. Doraville and Chamblee are going northeast (which would include Brookhaven as well in DeKalb County).
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